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. and a conservative america. there is the united states of america. >> obama gave the speech, the keynote, 2004, four years later, he's president. does this lie ahead for julian castro? >> he lived in illinois. i live in texas. it's one of the reddest states in the whole nation. >> reporter: there are ghosts in this convention center for anyone delivering the keynote. ghosts of surgery,ful and unsuccessful keynotes gone by. >> my fellows. >> reporter: in 1988, the keynote by bill clinton at the dnc was widely jeered and almost derailed his career. and yet, four years later, clinton was elected president. but there are plenty of speakers no one remembers. julian castro feels the pressure. why did obama pick you? >> i think that he and i see eye to eye on a lot of issues. i also think it's another signifier of the significance of h himself pan hispanics. >> reporter: his mother immigrated to the country, his brother joaquin is now running for congress. he's expected to win. tonight, he introduced julian. >> ours is a nation like no other. a place where great journeys can be made in a single generation.
presidt of the united states, barack obama. >> reporter: now that democrats have officially nominated the president for a second term, tonight, he must sell voters on his plan for the next four years. but he won't do it at the open-air bank of america stadium. the obama camp is moving his speech indoors to this smaller venue because of possible thunderstorms. and the obama campaign insists this change of venue is not because of lack of enthusiasm. because they say they had to turn away tens of thousands of supporters for tonight. rob and paula, back to you. >> brandi, last night, the former president went chapter and verse, through so many of the talking points we heard in tampa. the bailout, medicare, the debt. point by point. has mitt romney had any response yet to the speech? >> reporter: the romney campaign immediately responded. and they say they believed that clinton was highlighting obama's failures. that clinton drew a stark contrast between himself and the current president. they pointed out that clinton balanced the budget and he worked across the aisle. and he said he left
>>> good morning and welcome to "this week." >>> the next president of the united states of america -- >> mitt's moment. >> you know there's something wrong witht at when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him. >> the challenger makes his case. >> what's missing is leadership in the white house! >>> mr. president, real leaders don't follow polls. real leaders change polls. >> this mab will lift up america. >> now is a moment where we can stand up and say, this is america. >>> today we debate the big convention questions on the biggest stage of his life, did mitt romney seize his chance to connect with voters. will he see a convention bounce or did isaac and clint eastwood upstage his message. >>> as the focus shifts from tampa to charlotte, can president obama convince skeptical voters that he deserves a second chance. we'll ask david plouffe. our pounderhouse roundtable with george will, jim burton and kerry healey. >>> our friend george will calls convention the seventh inning stretch of presidential campaigns. halfway through, where do we stand? >> what a welcome,
immigrants than any other president in the history of the united states. on the other hand, we have mitt romney who's supporting these very strange ideas of self-deportation. governor romney is not for the dream act. not for students. is the first republican candidate who doesn't support immigration reform. here, you have latinos having to decide between a president who broke a president, on the other hand, they have a candidate who's probably been attacking latinos for a long time. >> you have to stick with economy. as you said, hispanic voters in this country care about the divisions. obama's failures on the immigration reform predate his presidency. george w. bush, the last person to champion immigration reform. barack obama was nowhere. he was not part of the solution. he wasn't part of the coalition trying to do comprehensive reform. but i think that romney has to keep the broader message and try to drive that home. >> melody? >> i don't think that's consistent with the facts for a couple of reasons. one, i was at the white house, my staff was up on the hill working with republicans
the president as inept. >> the president of the united states says he can't change washington from the inside. he said he can't change washington from the inside. he says he can't change it from the inside. >> reporter: but at this point, both candidates are looking for any edge they can find. the president wasted no time painting romney as out of touch, for saying the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes are irresponsible, government dependent victims. >> when you express an attitude that half the country conside itself victims, that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is, maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> reporter: on radio late thursday, ann romney was asked about republican critics who say her husband is running a losing campaign. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it? get in the ring. >> reporter: and, george, both sides reported more than $110 million having been raised in their august financial reports. but the romney campaign facing some questions from republican donors about a $20 million loan it had to take out. and also, up to
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